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Plenary session 

Friday, 18 December

Live coverage of debates and votes can be found on Parliament’s webstreaming and on EbS+.

For detailed information on the session, please also see our newsletter.

All information regarding plenary, including speakers’ lists, can be found here.

Future EU-UK relations

In a debate from 8:45 with Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič and EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier, MEPs will consider the current state of negotiations on the future relationship between the EU and the UK. Political group leaders issued a statement yesterday following a Conference of Presidents meeting with Michel Barnier.

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EU-UK contingency measures

To prevent disruption in road and air transport on 1 January 2021 in case of no EU-UK deal, MEPs will vote on further contingency measures proposed by the EU. Furthermore, a proposal of extending current fisheries authorisations, based on reciprocal access to EU and UK waters, will be put to the vote.

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Budget 2021

Following the adoption of the EU long-term budget, MEPs will finalise next year´s budget to be voted on in the afternoon and announced at 17.00.

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In Brief

Parliament will also vote on a resolution on breaches of human rights regarding the deteriorating situation in Egypt.


During the first voting session from 9.30-10.45 (results announced at 13.00), MEPs will vote on amendments to the reports and resolutions mentioned above.

They will cast their final votes during the second voting session from 13:30-14.45, with results announced at 17:00.

The part-time session will be closed after results are announced.